Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update heads to Canada December 3

Samsung's been busy lately updating many of their popular smartphones, especially the Galaxy S III. They've launched the Note II with Jelly Bean already installed, so we all figured the wait wouldn't be too long. However the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (not 4.2) has only arrived for a few Galaxy S III models, particularly T-Mobile here in the US. Yesterday Samsung confirmed the folks in Canada will be enjoying it soon though.

Nexus 4 gets first nightly CyanogenMod 10.1 build

If you're using CyanogenMod and you've been lucky enough to get your hands on a Nexus 4, then you're in for a treat. The CyanogenMod team announced on Google Plus that they're rolling out the first Nexus 4 (mako) nightly build for CyanogenMod 10.1, which is based on Android 4.2. The team is doing this because they've seen Nexus users installing third party CyanogenMod 10.1 builds, so they thought they'd take advantage of the demand they've been seeing and begin releasing nightlies.

Google Play Books now available for pre-order

Starting today all you book lovers and reading fanatics have a few more options from the folks at Google and their Play Store. Today they announced that Google Books will now be available for pre-order. The "New and coming soon" section will now show upcoming books before they hit the store, and users anxious to virtually flip through those pages can pre-order and get it right on release day.

Google shells out for Incentive Targeting acquisition

We all know that Google has some cash in its coffers to throw around, and today it's putting some of that money to use. The big G announced today that it has purchased Incentive Targeting, a company that aims to get coupons to customers who will actually use them. Details are still relatively slim, despite the fact that both companies have made statements about the acquisition.

Color Blindness Test by EnChroma arrives on Android

Today we learned about a neat new app and tool that has arrived on the Google Play Store for Android. It's called the Color Blindness Test and is developed by a company EnChroma. Now we've seen a few of these in the past but what makes EnChroma different is their app has been scientifically proven and validated to accurately test for color blindness. The first app on the Play Store to have that claim. More people mix up their colors than you think, so check it out below.

Big time SMS spammers hit with massive fine

All of us hate getting spam text messages and calls, but unfortunately they're everywhere. It doesn't matter which platform you choose - Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone - there's a decent chance you've had to deal with spam text messages before. Luckily, today we're seeing one European watchdog group do something about it, dropping a very large fine on two SMS spammers who have been very, very busy.

Google Drive update brings spreadsheet editing to Android

For those that use Google Drive on the daily the Android team just announced a brand new update that I'm sure many will be happy to hear about. Full spreadsheet editing has arrived for Google Drive, and the folks from Google have detailed it all on their blog. You'll now be able to edit and tweak just about everything on the go with your Android smartphones and tablet. More details after the break.

Photoshop Touch gets support for 7-inch screens

If you're a frequent user of Photoshop Touch and you happen to have a 7-inch tablet lying around, then pay attention to this next bit of news. Adobe has pushed out an update for the photo editor, and one of the biggest features added in this update is support for 7-inch screens. However, just having a 7-inch tablet doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to use Photoshop Touch on it.
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